Recent Stories on Sparks

October 27, 2014
"A changemaker is a risk taker who looks constantly through a lens of opportunity."
Swearer Center
October 27, 2014

Molly Sandstrom '17 is a Community Fellow for the MET Family Literacy Program.

Molly Sandstrom
October 14, 2014
Swearer Center
October 7, 2014

Every week, Brown Market Shares is growing a local food movement by bringing a variety of vegetables, meat, dairy, and bread from farmers and businesses across Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts to College Hill.

Tom Sullivan
October 2, 2014

Katie is a senior double concentrating in Computational Biology and Gender and Sexuality Studies and is a Community Fellow for Algebra in Motion.

Katie Byron
October 2, 2014
Swearer Center
September 30, 2014
How A Small State Makes Local Food Possible

Have you tasted a local tomato lately? Shopped at a farmers market, or taken a nutrition education class? For many Rhode Islanders, the answer is yes, thanks to Farm Fresh Rhode Island. In the ten years since it was founded, Farm Fresh Rhode Island has turned one state into a thriving healthy food system – and an example of success for a nation recognizing the need to go local. 

Liza Yeager
September 26, 2014

Eric Bai '15.5 is a Social Innovation Fellow working on TextUp, a text messaging platform seeking to improve the outcomes of people served by social service providers through better communication. Get in touch at eric@textup.co for information and if you'd like to help out!

Eric Bai
September 22, 2014

Michal Clayton worked at D'Abate Elementary School in Olneyville for five weeks this summer as a teacher at D'Abate Summer Camp. 

Michal Clayton
September 22, 2014

In 2012, 440 students did not graduate in the Providence School District. Last year Billy Watterson, a senior on the Brown Wrestling team, established a local chapter of Beat the Streets, a national movement to bring wrestling programs to urban middle schools across the country. In less than one year, Beat the Streets PVD has built teams in five Providence schools. I attended the final summer practice at Gilbert Stuart Middle School to see why so many kids are taking to the mat.

Tom Sullivan
Start a Spark